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Hurricane Odile lashes Baja California with strong winds, heavy rains
Hurricane Odile lashes Baja California with strong winds, heavy rains

Hurricane Odile made landfall early Monday, punching the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and sending torrential rains across 10 Mexican states. Rain and flooding forced evacuations along Mexico’s Pacific Coast and dozens of rescues of people from stranded cars, authorities said. The ferocious hurricane smashed small buildings and left more than 200,000 people without electricity, officials and residents said. Foreign tourists and Mexicans took shelter in Los Cabos and other popular resort towns late Sunday as the storm approached. Authorities on Monday declared Baja California Sur a natural disaster. The Category 3 hurricane, packing sustained...

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